The hour is almost upon us...

In two days, teachers will be officially returning to school. Many have already been getting their rooms ready or spending a huge amount of time implementing new and fun events for students. (Wait when you see my online courses!)

In eight days, students will be back, a year closer to graduation. Scary how fast time goes…


Whether you’re a teacher or a student, most of us hate to see the summer come to an end. Whether it’s the weather (did you see that play on words…) or whether it’s getting back to the grind stone, it’s helpful to remember the positives of this time of year.


If you’re a NASCAR fan, then the Race for the Cup is heating up at this time of the year. Although, I am not as avid a fan as I once was, I still watch the races on Sundays. Go Jimmie Johnson!


Football is another exciting aspect about heading into the fall. Our very own Redskins open Friday, September 4 against the visiting Rams of Wyalusing. Go ‘Skins! And best of luck to Coach Satterly!

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NCAA football will also be getting under way. Whether you’re a Notre Dame fan or a Penn State die-hard, college football brings the next level of excitement.


NFL football is the most popular professional sport in the U.S. Though Fantasy Football has made many a fan of the player, there are still plenty of us who love our #1 team. For me, it’s the Dallas Cowboys.


September brings the first 3-day weekend with Labor Day.

Next is Columbus Day and Halloween in October. Halloween has almost surpassed Christmas with the most expensive extravaganzas. No school on Columbus Day (teachers’ in-service) or Halloween this year. Psych! Halloween is on Saturday, but there is not a day off school.

In November, there’s Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving. Besides the Sayre Turkey Troy (sign up with Team Noldy), Thanksgiving is an opportunity for many to catch up with friends and family they do not see often.

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Heading out of fall and into December is my favorite time of year (except for the weather). Christmas! Winter does not officially start until we are off for Christmas break. “Holiday break” for the PC among us.


Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 11.53.00 AMWe can drape ourselves in hoodies and flannel. My daughter loved her “Sikora” shirts.

And let’s not forget No-shave November. Not to be confused with Oughta-shave August…

What’s your favorite part of this time of year?